Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brand New Calderwood Hall

This past weekend we had the great honor of playing the very first public concert in the brand new Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Renzo Piano designed this truly unique space where the audience sits all around the performers in four stories of front row seats!

To celebrate the new hall, we gave the world premiere of an amazing new piece that Sean Shepherd just wrote for us. His "Trio" has three flavorful movements entitled "florid hopscotch", "Calderwood", and "slow waltz of the robots". We filled out our program with Mozart's sunny Trio in C Major, K 548 and Mendelssohn's rousing Trio in D Minor, Op. 49.

WGBH broadcast our performance live, and you can listen to all of it here.

(Photo by Michael Lutch)

Click here for the Boston Globe's review of the event.

This concert was the first in a series of three we'll be giving in Calderwood Hall this year. We will be back on April 22nd and September 30 playing more Mozart and Mendelssohn (Felix and Fanny) as well as world premieres by Helen Grime and Gabriela Lena Frank.


At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The concert on January 22 was absolutely FANTASTIC. I loved the Sean Shepherd piece, and the Mozart and Mendelssohn were wonderful as well. Sitting on the floor the acoustics were excellent. I can hardly wait for your next concerts at the Gardner on April 22 and September 30!


P.S. I love the photos that you have posted from the Gardner. Perhaps you can credit the photographer in your blog so we know who took those incredible shots!

At 1:30 PM, Blogger histfan said...

Listened to your concert on WCRB radio live. You sounded great!


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